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Avoid bad bites by correcting malocclusions with orthodontic treatments. A malocclusion, also called a bad bite, is the product of an irregularity or abnormality in your smile that has resulted in some form of misalignment with your teeth. Occasionally, malocclusions occur in the incisors, but crooked teeth can appear anywhere, and can even be caused by your jawbone. Try your luck at this quiz to see how well you grasp the various types of malocclusions:

Which of the ensuing disorders is not a type of incisor malocclusion?
a.) Underbites, also called bulldog teeth
b.) Overbites, also called buck teeth
c.) Open bites
d.) None of the above

True or False: Rotation malocclusions are bad bites that have resulted in teeth that are out of position and orientation.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Transposition malocclusions are the result of teeth erupting in the wrong areas along your gum line.
a.) True
b.) False

Which of the ensuing disorders is not a type of spacing malocclusion?
a.) Overcrowded teeth
b.) Large gaps between teeth
c.) Extremely sharp teeth
d.) All of the above

Answer Key: d, a, a, c

If you are interested in an orthodontic treatment from Dieguez Smiles at our office in Birmingham, Alabama, please call us as 205-980-4744. Dr. Bertha Dieguez and our team want to ensure your teeth remain healthy for a lifetime to come.